cotton gauze

Best artwork of 2017!

Nine of my best liked Instagram posts from 2017. These were automatically generated by logging into: An interesting way to see your work in relation to how others see it. I was surprised at a couple of inclusions. Instagram is such a great platform for capturing snapshots of your work. I use Instagram quite a …

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Green Shibori scarves

Dip dyeing, where you dip a piece of fabric into a dye vat is one of the easiest ways to dye fabric. Although it is uncomplicated, this technique provides endless variety of design fun. I first saw this technique in Kim Eichler-Messmer’s book: Modern Color: an illustrated guide for modern quilts. In it she wrote …

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Red Shibori scarves

It’s interesting how different these two red Shibori scarves look when they both started off in the same dye bath. The design is very subtle on this scarf, giving it a delicate look. More rows of stitching would make this design more defined and graphic. I will be experimenting with this on another piece. The scarf …

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Linen gauze scarves

My infatuation with dyeing has led me to experiment with fibres other than cotton. I was looking for a linen gauze to experiment with, when I came across Robert Kaufman’s Veneto Linen Gauze fabric. No one locally carried this fabric and I was hesitant to order it online without seeing and touching it. Luckily, Andrea, from …

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Indigo dyeing weekend

I spent two days of the long weekend dyeing a variety of cloth with Indigo. These are just three of about 30 pieces I dyed. This cotton square was first wrapped around an empty plastic serving thread spool, held with an elastic band and wrapped with thread. When first unwrapped, it has a very sculptural quality. …

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More hand dyed scarves

I am still having fun! I have so many more ideas for dyeing that I am back to it! This beautiful orange Arashi Shibori or pole wrapped piece unwrapped into a beautiful cream and orange scarf. It reminded my husband of a favourite childhood ice cream treat – the Creamsicle! Here it is partially unwrapped, once washed …

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